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EFF Campaign Increases the Number of Tor Relays by 13.4%

Watching the revolutions unfolding in the Arab world this springtime – and learning details first-hand from our friends on the ground – we at EFF struggled to find meaningful ways to support democratic activists and promote online freedom of expression. But we didn’t just want to lend a helping hand...

Patent Trolls Drive App Developers from U.S. Market

Unfortunately, patent trolls are not a new phenomenon. But, lately we’ve seen a disturbing new trend: patent trolls targeting app developers. Platforms such as iOS and Android allow small software developers the ability to widely distribute their work, which – for obvious reasons – is good for both developers and...

The 11th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2011)

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann joins a panel with Chris Soghoian, Roger Dingledine, Damon McCoy, and Caspar Bowden discussing The Ethics of Research on Tor Users at PETS 2011. The discussion will take place on Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m.
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Records on PATRIOT Act Use and Misuse

EFF filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanding records on three controversial PATRIOT Act surveillance provisions that expire early next year unless Congress renews them.
EFF is seeking the immediate release of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports on the provisions'...

Smart Dust

In September 2006 EFF requested copies of and National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awards to fund the development of wireless microelectromechanical sensor technology for law enforcement intelligence gathering or military purposes so-called "smart dust."
In October 2006 the NSF released three separate grant awards to George Washington University the...

Social Networking Monitoring

EFF and the Samuelson Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law filed suit against a half-dozen government agencies for refusing to disclose their policies for using social networking sites for investigations, data-collection, and surveillance. In response to our lawsuit, we received training materials, manuals, powerpoint presentations, memos, and an...

Surveillance of Soldier Blogs

In this case EFF sought information concerning the Pentagon's monitoring of military websites including soldiers' blogs. According to news reports an Army unit called the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell ("AWRAC") reviews hundreds of thousands of websites every month notifying webmasters and bloggers when it sees information it finds inappropriate....

TALON Reporting

In December 2005 NBC News reported that the Department of Defense had created a database of more than 1500 “suspicious incidents” throughout the United States over a ten-month period. The DOD insisted that all of its domestic intelligence was “properly collected” for the “protection of Defense Department installations interests...

Telecom Lobbying Records

EFF has filed suits against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice demanding any information about telecommunications companies' efforts to get off the hook for their role in the government's illegal electronic surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. EFF's suits ask for the immediate...


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